America Needs Stricter Gun Control Laws

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Every day in America two hundred sixty-eight people are shot (“11 Facts”). That adds up to more than ninety-seven thousand people every year. Which means ninety-seven thousand people die an unnecessary and easily preventable death. If there were better gun laws, that number would be zero. It is horrible to think that we can live in a country, a world, where so many people die and are taken from their families so violently. It wouldn’t be difficult to prevent this from happening or at least cutting down the numbers of deaths involving armed weapons to a much lower number. Gun laws should be stricter, that way less violent crimes would occur: guns are involved in most violent crimes, a large number of people die each year from a weapon related crime, most weapons made are high calibers, which means they are stronger. If those three areas could be addressed stronger, peoples lives would instantaneously become safer. Not to mention that the number of deaths resulting from guns in the U.S. would decrease sharply. Violent Crimes and Guns Guns are involved in a high percentage of violent crimes including bank robberies and school shootings. Hundreds of school shootings occur every year and result in so many lives taken so needlessly. The number of school shootings by state is high and it’s ridiculous that no one has done anything to completely prevent it from happening. Also factor in armed robberies, murder, suicide, and the number of deaths by state has to be huge. There are so many other violent crimes involving guns it would be next to impossible to track the actual number. In 2011 alone 33,000 people died gun-related deaths(“Rethinking Gun Control”). That number doesn’t include police shootouts. That number is strictl... ... middle of paper ... ...a safe country, where no one has to die or get hurt. All it takes is for all of us to step up and convince people why gun control will make this country better! Works Cited "11 Facts About Guns." Do Something. Dosomething.org, n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2013. "Gun Control Advocates May Have to Settle for Small Gains." POLITICO. POLITICO, n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2013. "Gun Control Debate 2013: You Can't Argue With Facts." PolicyMic. Policy.moc, n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2013. "Gun Law and Policy: Firearms and Armed Violence, Country by Country." Gun Law and Policy: Firearms and Armed Violence, Country by Country. Gun Policy.org, n.d. Web. 07 Dec. 2013. "Rethinking Gun Control- The Facts Will Surprise Both Sides." The Miami Herald. The Miami Herald, n.d. Web. 07 Dec. 2013. "CNN Poll: Support for Stricter Gun Control Fades." CNN Political Ticker RSS. Cnn Poll, n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2013.
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